Friday, May 24, 2024

Hoax: Diddy Website Apologizes for Sending Hundreds to Brooklyn for Fake Jay Z Show


Several hundred people traveled out to Brooklyn this morning for a fake Jay Z-Justin Timberlake show. The word was spread on Twitter with help from Sean (Diddy) Combs’s @RevoltTV twitter account. The show was supposedly taking place at noon at an obscure address — 421 Troutman Street in Bushwick.

There had been lots of rumors on Twitter, but when RevoltTV picked it up, the story gained credence. Since then RevoltTV has deleted the original Tweet and posted this:

The concert “news” was picked up by lots of other outlets too including Russell Simmons’ Global Grind and the Twitter account for the Bushwick Daily. Is the show happening? Probably not. It’s sort of amazing that three hours have passed as of this posting and no one looking like Jay Z has shown up. There’s no stage and no indication of any entertainment. More than one fan posted a Tweet like this:


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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